Staff Selections: Most Memorable Wines of the Year
by Tom Wolf
Last holiday season, I finally took the leap and taught myself how to shuck oysters. To celebrate this feat, I walked over to the second-to-last rack in our shop and bought a bottle of the most ambitious and transcendent Muscadet we import: Domaine Brégeon’s Gorges, from rare, blue-green volcanic soil known as gabbro in the western Loire valley. With both the oysters and the Muscadet, I wanted to add some freshness and vibrance to my family’s holiday table, otherwise occupied by delicious, hearty, and sleep-inducing dishes. Both the bivalves and the Gorges bottling were a huge hit. The oysters’ cold brininess paired with Brégeon’s electric Muscadet woke everyone up, stimulating our senses and reviving our palates. Mission accomplished. After this experience, I turned to the Gorges again and again in 2019 to remind myself and others that, in the right context, the best of Muscadet can be as moving or invigorating as the best in any other category. My colleagues all had experiences like this in 2019, and below you will find the bottles that were most memorable for us in the past year.
As of today, we are offering a limited selection in our online shop to fulfill your wine needs. You may order any of the available twelve bottles individually or purchase them in any combination. As always, any purchase of 12 bottles or more will receive our 10% case discount. If you just can’t decide what to buy, we have put together a mixed case with one bottle of each and are offering a 20% discount on this sampler pack.
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